Uni dementia new research showcase

The newest and most innovative research around dementia currently being undertaken at Lancaster University goes on show later this month.

Monday, 31st August 2015, 10:00 am
The university is showcasing its research into dementia.

Lancaster University Centre for Ageing Research is staging the one-day open event, ‘Dementia Futures’, on September 18 at Lancaster Town Hall.

The programme will include keynote talks and a series of short ‘sound bites’ from those working on new developments in science, social and health research around dementia.

The day will examine an array of topics including: the latest software for tracking cognitive health, the emotional impact of dementia on care staff, dementia care training, drug developments and technology.

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‘Dementia Futures’ will also feature a ‘Trade Fair’ including an exhibition of art work developed with people with dementia, a display of the latest eye-tracking research for the early detection of dementia and a musical bench, developed by members of ImaginationLancaster, that allows older people to stretch whilst creating music.

The event, from 9.30am to 4pm, is free but places are limited and a reserve registration list is already in operation.

For more information email [email protected] or contact Jan Lyons on 01524 593309.

Attendance at the interactive ‘Trade Fair’ is free, open to all and no registration is required.